Metaphors Gone Wild: Ceilings and Empowerment

Metaphors have been described, by Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset, as magical. He has referred to them as one of the most fertile, fruitful powers on earth. If you are not taking advantage of this power, you are missing verbal opportunities to project an image of power. Just consider this – one simple, two-word…

Metaphors Gone Wild: Vaults and Feedback

Interpersonal exchanges are a vault – the key to which is held by the best communicators. Those who understand that good communication is a fine art are constantly refining their artistic skills. In particular, they have mastered both the broad brush strokes and the more narrow lines produced by regular fine-line brushes. A few people…

Why You May Want to Do a Reverse Phone Search

This kind of number lookup is usually designed in a way that allows the public to access information regarding others as well as connect with them. This kind of search is not for use when evaluating one's eligibility to gaining employment, getting housing, insurance, or even credit. It is important to learn about the privacy…

Technology Is Handicapping Millennials

One of main hits that makes us human is our ability to communicate. Whenever we live a healthy communal life, we engage in conversations face-to-face, care and respect others, and we pay attention to important principles of etiquette which then helps us to live in conjunction with each other without engaging in too much discord.…

The New Communications

The global stride in telecommunications and information technology may be very alarming to even the most cynical skeptic. Within a space of about a hundred years there has been such a leap that a person who died twenty years ago and wakes up now will be more confused than the fabled Rips Van Winkle, who…

Becoming an Effective Communicator

Effective communication depends for a large part on what kind of communicator you are. If you are an effective communicator, people would always like to listen to you. There are basically only two types of speakers: appealing speaker and not appealing speakers. The table below will clarify the practices and qualities of appealing speakers. Warm,…

The Potential Of Connecting With People

I have known several leaders who believe, “The minute I climb up the ladder, I can do things my way because people will have to listen to me.” This is so dangerous. The truth is that your ultimate success is more likely to depend on your ability to build relationships with people. The damage that…